Harry Potter writer J.K Rowling. Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage
Harry Potter writer J.K Rowling has given fans a candid sneak peek inside her magical home…
Like most of us, the renowned Harry Potter writer has been staying at home due to the Coronavirus pandemic. This time of isolation has proven difficult for many individuals, but it seems the author has found a way to make use of the newfound time.
The creative genius used her wizardry skills to come up with the absolute dream of home libraries. She may be cooped up in her house, but she’s not alone! The author has hundreds of books to keep her company.
J.K. Rowling (whose real name is Joanne) recently made use of her quarantine time by rearranging her bookshelves according to colour. She took to Twitter to share a rare glimpse into her bright and airy home library.
Rearranging books is a very soothing lockdown activity ? pic.twitter.com/6bDjeCJIPa
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) April 21, 2020
‘Rearranging books is a very soothing lockdown activity,’ she wrote alongside the video.
The author’s library is nothing like her Hogwart’s creation. Instead of a Harry Potter or dungeon-like aesthetic, there’s a chic white sofa with gold cushions. The video also showcases the wonderfully colourful books in the room.
There are six long built-in bookcases, and each bookcase has a different colour scheme. The colours range from brown and black hues to tints of red and orange, as well as yellows, greens, blues and whites.
We’re also in love with the soft mint hue of the room’s bookcases themselves. A rather apt literary quote painted in gold runs along the top of the shelves.
Painted in an olde English font, the quote from Renaissance writer Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene reads, “It is the mynd that maketh good of ill, that maketh wretch or happy”.
The Harry Potter writer admitted she keeps copies of her own novels
The literary icon even admitted that she has her own works of art gracing her bookshelves, adding, ‘To the people asking: yes, of course I’ve got Harry Potter books!’
‘These aren’t my only bookshelves, they’re simply the ones I decided to arrange by colour during tea breaks’.
We wonder if those ones are kept in the restricted section…
Written by Aleesha Badkar
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